SRAM Grip Shift goes 10-speed for 2012 (SRAM)

SRAM revealed during final summer’s Interbike show that they were relaunching their Grip Shift system, and they’ve now expelled a initial cinema of a prolongation 10-speed shifters, that will be available from April.

Not most appears to have altered compared to a prototypes we saw in Las Vegas, yet SRAM are remaining tight-lipped about sum and haven’t expelled any technical specs. All they’ll contend is that a new shifters are designed to work with 2×10 drivetrains and will be accessible in XX and X0 form. 

The new Grip Shift was propitious to Jaroslav
Kulhavy’s Specialized S-Works Epic when he won a 2011 UCI Cross-Country World Championships. In a video posted on SRAM’s website, Jon Cancellier, from SRAM’s hush-hush BlackBox product growth programme, says: “He unequivocally likes a quick shifting. We’ve taken a time to make it so there’s reduction bid to go from rigging to gear, and he was unequivocally tender by that.”

Video: SRAM Gripshift (Courtesy: SRAM)

Launched in 1988, Grip Shift was a product that put SRAM on a map. It was creatively directed during highway riders and triathletes though a various was shortly grown for towering bikers. The association went on to rise trigger shifters and Grip Shift fell out of a limelight, nonetheless it remained in a SRAM line-up during a insistence of cross-country racers, who desired a light weight. This is a initial time a chronicle concordant with complicated 10-speed cassettes and double cranksets has been produced.

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